Solène Delinger 14:01 pm, March 24, 2023The reform against pensions is definitely not unanimous. Even among the stars, anger is brewing, while the government has gone into force with the 49.3. 300 personalities, including Jonathan Cohen and Audrey Fleurot, signed an article in "Liberation" to demand the immediate withdrawal of the reform. Vianney, for his part, railed against police violence during the demonstrations.
Audrey Fleurot, Jonathan Cohen, Laure Calamy, Camille Cottin... Many personalities oppose the pension reform. While anger is brewing everywhere in France since the passage of the government with the 49.3, some stars are also taking a stand.
An "unfair" and "ineffective" reform
Accused of being disconnected from reality, these personalities proved the opposite by shouting their discontent in a forum published in the newspaper Libération. They ask Emmanuel Macron to immediately withdraw the reform. "You have chosen to force through a pension reform, unfair, ineffective, hitting the most precarious and women harder, rejected by the vast majority of the population, and even a minority in the National Assembly," reads the column, which was signed by 300 stars, including Jonathan Cohen, Camille Cottin, Audrey Fleurot, Michel Hazanavicius, Juliette Binoche, Camélia Jordana, Philippe Katerine, Cédric Klapisch...
Vianney rants against police violence
Film professionals are not the only ones to be up in arms against the pension reform. Stars, usually very neutral, came out of the woodwork like the singer Vianney who pushed a real rant against police violence. The coach of The Voice was shocked by images of police officers attacking a homeless man. "My military father always told me that the professions of arms were for people who knew how to stay calm and straight in the storm. These helmets obviously do not have the makings of their function. I do not do politics but know how to recognize a lack of composure & humanity," he wrote on his Twitter account.
My military father always told me that the professions of arms were for people who knew how to stay calm and straight in the storm.
These helmets obviously do not have the makings of their function.
I do not do politics but know how to recognize a lack of composure & humanity https://t.co/uDKZvQ02AI
— Vianney (@VianneyMusique) March 23, 2023
"Couldn't we resume the dialogue?"
Another great music star, Patrick Bruel, rebelled against the pension reform, and the timing of the President of the Republic. "The reflection that we can make is, was it mandatory to make the reform now," wondered the interpreter of Casser la voix last Saturday on the set of What time! on France 2. "Could we not postpone a little, postpone, put the debate back on the table, renew the dialogue?", also suggested the singer who had anticipated the use of 49.3 by the government: "That this 49.3 is constitutional, it is not debatable, that it is addressed to parliamentarians. But here, in this case, it is not only the parliamentarians, there are the people who are in the streets, who express themselves, there are people who are angry."
The rapper SCH also pushed a rant on his Twitter account. "The government has nothing to do with the voice of the people, the use of 49.3 is indeed the proof, it is like "it will pass whatever happens", and in a "democracy", it leaves us thinking... How far will it go?" he asked. "And for all those who will judge that I do not have legitimacy to talk about it under the pretext that it is not something that concerns me, stay in your frustration, I do not forget where I come from and I have too much respect for our heroes to be only an object of entertainment."
The government has nothing to do with the voice of the people, the use of 49.3 is indeed the proof, it is like "it will pass whatever happens", and in a "democracy", it leaves us thinking ... How far will it go?
— #19 (@Sch_Mathafack) March 21, 2023